Dec 15, 2012 12:00pm PST
off at school. he told the "new york post", he went into the school happily. he planned to return later in the afternoon and had plans to make gingerbread houses that day. watching his son running into the building was the last time he ever saw him. the son loved animals, math and was very happy little boy. we're also hearing stories of bravery. several staff members at the school reportedly sacrificed themselves to save their lives as many students as they could. including in that the amazing story of principal dawn huxburn. colleagues say she never hesitated. she ran straight for the gunman and that move ended up costing her life. her friend a library clerk says her death will be devastating to the community. >> we had a book fair a few weeks ago. she was reading fairy and went around the classroom and she was an amazing woman. she was strong and fun. the kids loved her. she was really wonderful woman. it's a huge loss. when you think about how the school and leadership she was the person that most could have done that. >> jamie: clearly she loved that school so much. she is als
Dec 15, 2012 7:00am PST
on newtown. approximately an hour and a half outside of new york city, newtown, connecticut, is a small commuter town locateded in fairfield kocounty. it is a predominantly middle-class white community with approximately 30,000 people. they have several schools and synagogues and churches and it has a rotary club and basketball league like many other towns, but yesterday, as many of you know, newtown became the latest statistic of what is a disturbing pattern of mass gun violence. a gunman opened up fire against schoolchildren and staff at sandy hook elementary and killing at latest count 20 children and 6 adults. the president addressed the nation yesterday in response to the tragedy. >> as a country, we have been through this too many times, whether it is an elementary school in newtown or a shopping mall in oregon or a temple in wisconsin or a movie theater in aurora or a street coroner chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children. >> the newtown police continued to update throughout the day and night. >> we will leave no stone unturned as w
Dec 15, 2012 1:00pm PST
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